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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 3691..


(c) The project is scheduled for a Stage 1 completion in April/May 2006, which will comprise the final testing of the website and database, and the dedication of the physical Memorial (Stage 2) is planned for after August 2006 on a date to be confirmed with the Memorial Reference Group.

(d) Five artists have contributed design concepts for the physical Memorial. The Memorial Reference Group is currently considering the concept designs and costings for recommendations to the Government. A public announcement of the Memorial will be made once a design has been selected.

(e) See (c) and (d) above.

(4) Consultation with the Memorial Reference Group has been an ongoing and integral part of this project. The Memorial Reference Group comprises representatives from the ACT branches of the Returned & Services League, the RAAF Association, the Australian Federal Police Association, Canberra Legacy, the Korea and South East Asia Forces Association, Vietnam Veterans' organisations, a military academic and the daughter of a serviceman killed in World War II. Members of the Memorial Reference Group consult with their constituents.

Public art program-capital expenditure

(Question No 551)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 25 August 2005:

(1) Why had the Government only expended 3% of the capital funds available for the Public Art Program and Arts Facilities (New Works) as at the end of the 2004-05 March Quarter;

(2) What was the total amount of capital expenditure on (a) the Public Art Program and (b) Arts Facilities as at the end of the 2004-05 financial year;

(3) What was delivered for the $10 000 capital expenditure on the Public Art Program, as at the end of the March 2004-05 Quarter;

(4) What is planned for the Public Art Program in the current financial year;

(5) What was delivered for the $2 000 capital expenditure on Arts Facilities, as at the end of the March 2004-05 Quarter;

(6) What is planned for improving or adding to Arts Facilities in the current financial year;

(7) If the Government is committed to the Arts why is it not ensuring capital injection in the Arts is a greater priority.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Public art funds have been committed to two projects which are in progress. A new public artwork for Lake Ginninderra is awaiting development approval. The anticipated practical completion of the work is December 2005 (Budget $140,000). A new public


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